Character: Tv Series Character
Tv Series: Heroes

Name: ISAAC MENDEZ
Portrayed by: Santiago Cabrera

Isaac is an artist who has the ability of Precognition.

 


Character: Tv Series Character
Tv Series: Heroes

Name: CLAIRE BENNET
Portrayed by: Hayden Panettiere

Claire Bennet, who is a cheerleader at high school, lives in Costa Verde, CA with her adoptive family. She has an ability to heal. She always tries to be a normal teenager girl. Because she is afraid of being different from the others. And her real fear is that her family will reject her if they learn about her origins. Although she is afraid, she is always curious about her talents.

 

Character: Tv Series Character
Tv Series: Battlestar Galactica (2003)

Name: KARA THRACE
Nickname of the Character: STARBUCK

Portrayed by: Katee Sackhoff

A brilliant viper pilot of the Battlestar Galactica… Her skills and independent nature completes her weak character. She is always sarcastic but you can see her crying eyes oftenly. She always smokes her cigar and drinks while looking for anyone to make fun of or argue in the ship. Or if the crews are on their luck day she must be hunting cylons outside the ship.

With her sins and good deeds she fights for Battlestar Galactica and human beings. And especially for her own personal passions…

 



Kimi Matias Raikkonen born on October 17th, 1979 in Espoo, Finland is an outstanding Formula One racer with a string of successes to his credit.

Raikkonen the born winner started off karting at an early age and continued participating in several races. Displaying his amazing racing skills in 1999 European Formula Super A championship, Raikkonen finished 2nd. Thereafter he continued his winning spree, winning first four races in 2000 British Formula Renault Winter series, and in 2000 Formula Renault UK Championship, Raikkonen won seven of ten events. With that he achieved a grand 56 percent win rate - winning 13 of 23 events in all.

These spectacular results have straight away landed him a Formula One racing berth. Peter Sauber took a daring step in signing Raikkonen for his Sauber-Petronas team in 2001, which he test-drove it in 2000.

But F1 critics including FIA president Max Mosley expressed dismay over granting an F1 superlicence to Kimi Raikkonen, as he had only 23 car races to his credit. Trying to prove his critics wrong, Raikkonen made a flying start in his debut 2001 Australian Grand Prix and finished 6th in the race.

In 2002, he switched over to McLaren-Mercedes Team and raced for them from 2002 to 2006. Giving out the best of his performances in racing, Raikkonen finished 2nd conceding the title to Michael Schumacher in 2003 Formula One World Drivers' Championship. In 2005 Formula One championship Raikkonen repeated the feat and again finished, this time conceding the title to Fernando Alonso of Renault team.

Ferrari is proud to have signed a three-year deal with Kimi Raikkonen, the most exciting driver who has currently set his sights on the world championship title. He has twice come closer to winning the world championship title and only needs to take one step more to win the title.

Kimi Raikkonen won the Brazilian Grand Prix and took the Drivers World Championship title on October 2007. This is the first of his career and the fifteenth for Ferrari in Formula 1. This was win number fifteen from 122 race starts for Kimi.

 

Lewis' career started in 1993 when he was 8 years old and by the age of 10 Lewis had won his first British Kart championship. A further four British Kart championships followed in 1996 and 1997. At the age of 13, Lewis was talent spotted and subsequently signed to the McLaren Driver Development Support programme by Ron Dennis, CEO and Chairman of McLaren Formula One. Lewis signed a long-term contract guaranteeing financial and technical support and including a future option for entry into Formula One.

Lewis remains the only teenager ever to be signed by a Formula team at such an early age.

Throughout 1998 to 2000 and with financial backing secured by McLaren, Lewis won European and World Karting titles and was crowned Karting World No. 1 in 2000 at the age of 15. Seven years later, Lewis remains the youngest ever World Karting No.1.

Following a successful Karting career, Lewis graduated to single-seater racing in 2002 in the Formula Renault single seater category and finished 3rd in his first full season of car racing. A second season of Formula Renault followed in 2003 with Lewis dominating the series and setting a championship record with 10 wins, 9 fastest laps and 11 pole positions and winning the championship two rounds before the final race.

In 2004, Lewis raced in the highly competitive Formula 3 Euroseries championship on the same event card as the Germany DTM touring car championship. Racing for Manor Motorsport, a rookie team in Europe and Lewis in his first year of F3, Lewis finished 5th having taken a win at the Norisring plus four further podiums.

In 2005, Lewis won the Formula 3 Euroseries championship racing for the dominant ASM team. In 2006, he joined ART Grand Prix team in the GP2 Series as a replacement for the previous year's champion Nico Rosberg. His performance in the GP2 Series has been impressive. At the European GP2 event he won both races, becoming only the second driver (after Nico Rosberg) to do so in the series history and won at Monaco from pole. At Silverstone Lewis went one better and scored his second double race win becoming the only driver in GP2 history to do so. Lewis is the current 2006 GP2 champion and is testing for F1 with McLaren.

Name: Lewis Carl Hamilton
DOB: 7th January 1985
Age: 21
Nationality: British
Home town: Tewin Wood, Hertfordshire, England
Place of Birth: Stevenage, UK
Marital Status: Single
Height: 1.74m
Weight: 67kg

Favourite Music: Hip-hop, R&B, Reggae and Funky House

Favourite Artists: The Roots, De La Soul, 2Pac, Biggie, Nas, Bob Marley, Sizzla, Sean Paul, Freddie McGregor, UB40, Chaka Demus & Piliers, Beenie Man, Sanchez, Warrior King

Hobbies: Music, playing guitar, books, gym, cycling, squash, tennis, karting, partying with friends, chilling with family and friends, cinema, watching DVDs

 


Debra Messing was born in Brooklyn, New York City. (15 August 1968) Her parents are Jewish American. Her Father is Brian Messing and he was a sales executive for a jewelry manufacturer. And her mother Sandra Simons worked as a professional singer, banker, travel and real estate agent. And she has an older brother named Brett.

Debra Messing moved to east Greenwich (a quiet town outside Rhode Island, Providence) with her family when she was three years old. She acted and sang in high school years. She acted in the musicals “Annie” and “Fiddler On the Roof” fort he starring roles. And she took lessons for dancing, acting and singing in these years. In 1986, she was Rhode Island's Junior Miss and competed in Mobile, Alabama in the America's Junior Miss scholarship program. Her family always encouraged her but they also wanted her to take a liberal arts education. And she attended Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. She also studied thater at London based British European Studio Group program. And this increased her desire to act.

In 1990, after graduating summa cum laude from Brandeis with a bachelor's degree in theater arts, Messing gained admission to the elite Graduate Acting Program (which accepts only about 15 new students annually) at New York University, where she earned a master's degree in fine arts after three years.

 


2007
- F1 with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - age 22
Leader - 4 wins, 12 podiums, 6 Pole positions
2006 - GP2 Series - age 21
Champion (ART Grand Prix) - 5 wins
2005 - Formula 3 Euro Series - age 20

Champion - 15 wins, 10 fastest laps, 13 Pole positions (champion before final 4 races)
Winner - F3 Marlboro Masters, Zandvoort - Pole position and lap record
Winner - Monaco F3 Grand Prix - 2 Pole positions, 2 race wins, 1 fastest lap
Winner - Pau F3 Grand Prix, France - 2 Pole positions, 2 race wins, 2 fastest laps

2004 - Formula 3 Euro Series - age 19

5th in Championship - 1 win, two 3rds
Winner Bahrain F3 Superprix
Winner race 1 Macau Grand Prix

2003 - Formula Renault UK - age 18
Champion - 10 wins, 9 fastest laps, 11 Pole positions (Champion before final two rounds)
2002 - Formula Renault UK - age 17
3rd Formula Renault UK Championship - 3 wins, 3 fastest laps, 3 Poles
2001 - Formula Renault - age 16
3rd Formula Renault UK Championship - 3 wins, 3 fastest laps, 3 Poles
2001 - Formula Renault - age 16
5th - Formula Renault Winter Series
2000 - Karting - Formula A - age 15

1st - World No. 1
1st - European Champion - Winner of all four rounds
1st - World Cup Champion - Japan
1st - Winner of Elf Masters, Paris Bercy, France
Silverstone British Racing Drivers Club "Rising Star" Member
Winner at the Second round of the Italian Open

1999 - Karting - Junior ICA and JICA - age 14

2nd - Vice European Champion - JICA
1st - Trophy de Pomposa winner - JICA
4th - Italian Open Championship - JICA
1st - Italian "Industrials" Champion - ICA

1998 - Karting - Junior ICA - age 13

2nd - McLaren Mercedes Champion of the Future
4th - Italian Open Championship

1997 - Karting - Junior Yamaha - age 12

1st - McLaren-Mercedes Champion of the Future
1st - British Champion

1996 - Karting - Cadet - age 11

1st - McLaren-Mercedes Champion of the Future
1st - Sky TV Kart Masters Champion
1st - Five Nations Champion

1995 - Karting - Cadet - age 10

1st - British Champion
1st - STP Champion

 



1995 A Walk in the Clouds, Betty Sutton
1997 McHale's Navy, Lt. Penelope Carpenter
2002 The Mothman Prophecies, Mary Klein - Hollywood Ending, Lori Fox
2004 Along Came Polly, Lisa Kramer - Garfield, Arlene (voice only)
2005 The Wedding Date, Kat Ellis
2006 Open Season, Park Ranger Beth (voice only)
2007 Lucky You, Suzanne
2007 The Starter Wife, Molly Kagan
2008 The Women, Edith Potter

 


Doris Lessing was born in 22 October 1919 (1919-10-22) Kermanshah, Persia. When she was 13, she left the school. When she was 15, she left home. She married a farmer when she was 19, but she left home ten years later. She earned a fame with her first novel "The Grass is Singing". She denied the "title of nobility" of UK. Now (2007) she is 88 years old and she is the winner of Nobel Prize in Literature (2007).



Doris Lessing's Books (alphabetically)


African Laughter four visits to Zimbabwe
African Stories
Ben, in the World
The Black Madonna
Briefing for a Descent into Hell
Canopus in Argos: Archives (series)
Children of Violence (series)
The Cleft
Conversations - edited by Earl G. Ingersoll
The Diaries of Jane Somers
The Diary of a Good Neighbour by Jane Somers
The Doris Lessing Reader
The Fifth Child
Five
The Four-Gated City Children of Violence
Fourteen Poems
Going Home
The Golden Notebook
The Good Terrorist
The Grass is Singing
The Grandmothers
The Habit of Loving
If the Old Could by Jane Somers
The Wolf People - INPOPA Anthology 2002
In Pursuit of the English
Landlocked Children of Violence
London Observed Stories & Sketches
Love, Again
The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 Canopus in Argos: Archives
The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 - (Libretto)
A Man and Two Women
Mara and Dann An Adventure
The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four, and Five Canopus in Argos: Archives
Martha Quest Children of Violence
The Memoirs of a Survivor
The Old Age of El Magnifico
On Cats
Particularly Cats
Particularly Cats and More Cats
Particularly Cats...and Rufus
The Pit
Each His Own Wilderness
Play with a Tiger
Play with a Tiger and Other Plays
Playing the Game Illustrated by Charlie Adlard
Prisons We Choose to Live Inside
Problems, Myths and Stories
A Proper Marriage Children of Violence
Putting the Questions Differently - edited by Earl G. Ingersoll
The Real Thing Stories & Sketches
A Ripple from the Storm Children of Violence
The Sentimental Agents in the Volyen Empire Canopus in Argos: Archives
Shadows on the Wall of the Cave
Shikasta Re: Colonised Planet 5 - Canopus In Argos: Archives
The Sirian Experiments Canopus in Argos: Archives
A Small Personal Voice - Essays, Reviews, Interviews
Spies I Have Known and other stories
Stories
The Story of General Dann and Mara's Daughter, Griot and the snow dog
The Story of a Non-Marrying Man
The Summer Before the Dark
The Sun Between Their Feet Collected African Stories-Volume Two
The Sweetest Dream
The Temptation of Jack Orkney & Other Stories
The Temptation of Jack Orkney Collected Stories Volume Two
This Was the Old Chief's Country
This Was the Old Chief's Country Collected African Stories-Volume One
Through The Tunnel A Creative Short Story
Time Bites
To Room Nineteen Collected Stories Volume One
Under My Skin Volume One of My Autobiography, to 1949
Walking in the Shade Volume Two of My Autobiography, 1949 to 1962
The Wind Blows Away Our Words
Winter in July

 

He was born in Leytonstone, London, England.
His parents were fanatical Manchester United supporters.
His father Edward Alan "Ted" Beckham was a kitchen fitter.
His mother Sandra Georgina West was a hairdresser.

David played football in Ridgeway Park, Chingford when he was a child.
He attended Chase Lane Primary School and Chingford Foundation School as a child.
His mother’s family is Jewish.
In his book Both Feet on the Ground, David Becham stated that growing up he always attended church with his parents and sisters.
His parents were attending Menchester United’s home matches by a travel from London to Old Trafford.
So we can say that, the passions of football and Manchester United are heritages for David Beckham from his parents.
Beckham the chance to take part in a training session at FC Barcelona, as part of a talent competition when he attended one of Bobby Charlton’s football schools.
Beckham played for a local youth team called the Ridgeway Rovers - coached by his father, Stuart Underwood and Steve Kirby when he was a child.
He was a Manchester United mascot for a match against West Ham United in 1986.
Young Beckham had trials with his local club Leyton Orient, Norwich City and attended Tottenham Hotspur's, which was the first club he played for, school of excellence.
During a two-year period in which he played for Brimsdown Rovers' youth team, he was named Under-15 Player of the Year in 1990.
He also attended Bradenton Preparatory Academy, but signed schoolboy forms at Manchester United on his fourteenth birthday, and subsequently signed a Youth Training Scheme contract on 8 July 1991.

 

John Christopher Depp III was born June 9, 1963, in Owensboro, Kentucky. The son of John Christopher, a city engineer and Betty Sue Palmer, a waitress and homemaker (Depp has a tattoo of his mother's name on his left arm), young Johnny relocated to Florida, with his three older siblings. The family moved to Florida shortly after the death of Depp's grandfather, with whom the future actor was very close.

Never the studious teenager and even more distraught by the divorce of his parents, Depp delved into the world of experimental drugs, and picked up a whole new passion: the guitar. The high-school dropout spent his days playing guitar in a garage band, after he taught himself how to play with the instrument his mother bought him.

on fire and rocking

Depp joined a rock band called The Flame, with whom he toured the Florida nightclub circuit. The Flame eventually dubbed themselves the Kids, and the band was hired as the opening act on an Iggy Pop tour. Hoping to strike a chord as famous rockers, the Kids moved to Los Angeles. Depp took a job selling ballpoint pens over the phone in order to support himself, but he and his fellow rockers decided to break up and move on.

Bigger and better things awaited Depp, who at the time was married to makeup artist Lori Allison. Their marriage was short-lived, but it did lead to something: Lori introduced Johnny to Nicolas Cage, who saw star potential in the young Depp. Thanks to their encounter, Depp was cast in his feature film debut, in the slasher Nightmare on Elm Street, in 1984.

After a starring role in the campy Private Resort, a bit part in 1986's Platoon, and acting lessons at L.A.'s Loft Studio, Depp was cast as Officer Tom Hanson in the teen crime drama, 21 Jump Street. Depp initially refused the role, but eventually accepted it and remained on the show -- and on the cover of every teen magazine -- for 3 years. To his dismay, Depp became a heartthrob posted on the wall of every teenage girl, a role he wanted no part in.

cutting away at fame

Depp was given the opportunity to prove his worth as the eccentric title role in Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands, in 1990. He starred in Cry-Baby that same year, and even made an appearance in the final installment of Nightmare on Elm Street, Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, in which he was credited as Oprah Noodlemantra.

The brooding actor made it a point to always take on different characterizations. He certainly never became pigeonholed, despite the oddball, wacky characters he usually portrayed, as seen in 1993's Benny & Joon and 1994's Ed Wood. Depp made Hollywood and critics take notice with his incredible portrayal of a guy tired of his small-town lifestyle in 1993's What's Eating Gilbert Grape.

While his work in 1995's Don Juan DeMarco and Nick of Time didn't garner much attention, Depp was highly praised for his turn as an FBI undercover agent who infiltrates the mob opposite Al Pacino, in 1997's Donnie Brasco. He also took time to write, direct and star in The Brave that year.

In 1998, Depp starred as the alter ego of buddy Hunter S. Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, co-starring Benicio Del Toro, and tried his hand at sci-fi in 1999's The Astronaut's Wife, along with gorgeous Charlize Theron. He re-teamed with Tim Burton to star in the magnificently gothic adaptation of the Halloween legend, 1999's Sleepy Hollow, in a brilliant portrayal of constable Ichabod Crane.

Depp began the year with roles in The Man Who Cried (co-starring good friend Christina Ricci), Before Night Falls, and the small film that could, Chocolat, as a gypsy who falls for Juliette Binoche.

a deep black book

While Depp has had his share of beautiful co-stars, he also had a wide variety of leading ladies in his own life, such as ex-fiancées Sherilyn Fenn, Jennifer Grey and Winona Ryder, with whom he was engaged for three years. The tattoo in honor of his Edward Scissorhands co-star once read Winona Forever; it has since been laser-altered to read Wino Forever. Besides Winona, Depp's most famous ex-fiancée is Kate Moss. Depp and the waifish model were engaged from 1995 to 1997, and had an on again, off again relationship.

Depp presently shares a house in France with Vanessa Paradis, a French actress and singer, and the mother of their daughter, Lily-Rose Melody, born in 1999. The only reason Depp is ever away from home is in order to fulfill his film contracts; he loves his daughter so much that he doesn't even keep a picture of her in his wallet, for fear of it crinkling.

Despite Depp's critical acclaim as an actor, he has surprisingly never won an Oscar, although he has been honored with the 1990 ShoWest Male Star of Tomorrow award, the 1996 London Critics Circle Actor of the Year award for Ed Wood and the 1998 Honorary Cesar.

And even with Depp's acclaim as one of his generation's best actors, his name has had its share of tabloid smears, especially after River Phoenix died of a drug overdose in 1993 outside the Viper Room, the club Depp owns. Depp also became tabloid fodder when he was arrested for trashing the presidential suite of a Manhattan hotel in 1994 -- he finally paid over $2,000 worth of damages.

His bad rep behind him, Depp got rave reviews for his portrayal of George Jung in 2001's Blow. He rounded up 2001 with the Jack the Ripper film, From Hell, alongside Heather Graham, and will next be seen in Robert Rodriguez's Once Upon a Time in Mexico.

What else do you need to know?

overall rating

Johnny Depp is an actor who takes his job seriously. He knows the ins and outs of life in Hollywood (maybe that is why he moved to Europe with his girlfriend) and doesn't let himself get caught up in the hype machine.

He does whatever he likes and has so far enjoyed a successful career on the big screen. His films do well with audiences and critics alike. Furthermore, he constantly tries to mix it up and try his hand at different roles to broaden his repertoire.

He's had his share of crazy times and has been in the tabloids more than he cares to remember, but he's emerged from his run-ins virtually unscathed.

Johnny gives each role his full effort and we would not be surprised if he wins an Oscar some time soon.

personality & talent

Johnny Depp is the mysterious type. He isn't a big talker and when he does have something to say, it's usually short and sweet. He isn't an easy fellow to pin down and he's somewhat elusive, which just adds to the mystery that is Depp.

Depp comes across as the brooding type, but he is much more congenial than he looks. He's a movie star yet doesn't look like one. Low-key may be the best way to describe him. However, he has had his wild times. He once trashed a swanky hotel room in New York and has thrown the occasional punch at the paparazzi.

Like many actors in Hollywood, he started his career with light fare, but worked hard to become one of the better actors of his generation. Roles in movies such as Donnie Brasco and Edward Scissorhands have allowed his talent to shine through.

woman magnetism

He's mysterious, brooding and a movie star. He once played guitar in a band (quite well, apparently), and he owns the infamous Viper Room, a club in Los Angeles. Is it a wonder that women flock to him? Heck, he's had more ex-fiancées than most guys have had girlfriends.

The fact that he's attached and has a child does not seem to deter the legions of adoring females that want to get deep with Depp.

accomplishments & fame

Johnny Depp once said of himself: "I'm not Mr. Blockbuster." Nonetheless, his movies usually fare quite well with audiences and critics alike, only not always in tandem.

His starring role on 21 Jump Street made him a sensation among teenage girls and paved the way for more serious roles in film.

He snagged a small part in Oliver Stone's Oscar-winning Vietnam film, "Platoon" (alongside Charlie Sheen), before moving on to leading roles in other big-budget movies.

He drew praise for his performances in Donnie Brasco (alongside Al Pacino), Ed Wood, What's Eating Gilbert Grape and his almost silent tour-de-force, Edward Scissorhands. He's also done well in a few romantic roles, playing Don Juan DeMarco (alongside Marlon Brando) in the film of the same name, and more recently with Juliette Binoche in Chocolat.

Johnny Depp has proven himself to be a very talented and flexible actor who isn't afraid of a challenge. Although he's slowed down a little since the birth of his daughter, expect to see more Johnny in the years to come as he matures professionally.

coolness factor

Johnny Depp simply exudes coolness. Think cool and Depp comes to mind for some reason, much like Lenny Kravitz does. He's not a rebel but does march to his own beat. Perhaps it is his quirks and laid-back style that set him apart from the Hollywood rabble; whatever it is, there is definitely something about Johnny that says cool.

personal style

Johnny prefers to dress casually, some would even say sloppily. He wears jeans and leather pants with open shirts. He is also big on leather jackets and tends to wear his hair long.

He also wears beaded bracelets and necklaces mixed in with his more common leather baubles. He looks good in a suit or tux, but rare is the occasion when Johnny sees the need for such formality.

That Johnny gives us free rein in the VIP room at the Viper Room for a weekend. Ladies, drinks are on the house!

Movies:

  • Sin City 3 (2008) (in production) (rumored)
  • The Rum Diary (2009) (announced)
  • Sin City 2 (2009) (pre-production) (rumored)
  • Shantaram (2008) (pre-production)
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) (completed)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow (2006
  • Corpse Bride (2005) (voice))
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
  • The Libertine (2004)
  • Finding Neverland (2004)
  • Ils se marièrent et eurent beaucoup d'enfants (2004)
  • Secret Window (2004)
  • Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  • From Hell (2001)
  • Blow (2001)
  • Chocolat (2000)
  • Before Night Falls (2000)
  • The Man Who Cried (2000)
  • Sleepy Hollow (1999)
  • The Astronaut's Wife (1999)
  • The Ninth Gate (1999)
  • L.A. Without a Map (1998)
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
  • The Brave (1997)
  • Donnie Brasco (1997)
  • Nick of Time (1995)
  • Dead Man (1995)
  • Don Juan DeMarco (1995)
  • Ed Wood (1994)
  • What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
  • Benny & Joon (1993)
  • Arizona Dream (1993)
  • Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
  • Edward Scissorhands (1990)
  • Cry-Baby (1990)
  • Platoon (1986)
  • Private Resort (1985)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

 

Max McGee

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Name: Max McGee
Full Name: William Max McGee
Character: Footballer, Sportsman
Birth: 16 July 1932 - Sexton City, Texas
Death: 20 October 2007 - Deephaven, Minnesota
Team: Green Bay Packers (1954, 1957-1967)

Stats
Receptions: 345
Receiving Yards: 6346
Touchdowns: 50

Honours
Green Bay Packers HOF
1x Pro Bowl selection (1961)

 



More than any other single artist, Britney Spears was the driving force behind the return of teen pop in the late '90s. The blockbuster success of the Spice Girls and Backstreet Boys certainly paved the way for her own commercial breakthrough, but Spears didn't just become a star -- she was a bona fide pop phenomenon. Not only did she sell millions of records, she was a media fixture regardless of what she was (or wasn't) doing; among female singers of the era (many of whom followed in her footsteps), her celebrity star power was rivaled only by Jennifer Lopez. From the outset, Spears' sex appeal was an important part of her image; the video for her debut single, "...Baby One More Time," outfitted her in full Catholic-school regalia, and sent her well on the way to becoming an international sex symbol. Yet Spears' handlers seemed to be trying to have it both ways -- there was a definite tension between the wholesome innocence Spears tried to project for her female audience, and the titillating sexuality that enticed so many male fans. Those marketing tactics made Spears a somewhat controversial figure, the subject of endless debates concerning appropriate role models for teenage girls. Early on, Spears tried to defuse the controversy by preaching abstinence until marriage, and even denied that she was consciously cultivating such a sexualized image. Of course, the more provocative and revealing her on-stage wardrobe became, the less plausible that claim seemed. But apart from her ability to tiptoe the line between virginal coquette and brazen tart, Spears had a secret weapon in Swedish pop mastermind Max Martin, who had a hand in the vast majority of her hits as a writer and/or producer. With Martin crafting the sort of contemporary dance-pop and sentimental ballads that made stars of the Backstreet Boys, Spears kept on delivering the goods commercially, as her first three albums all topped the charts.

Britney Jean Spears was born December 2, 1981, in the small town of Kentwood, LA, and began performing as a singer and dancer at a young age. With a nationally televised appearance on Star Search already under her belt, Spears auditioned for the Disney Channel's The New Mickey Mouse Club at age eight. The producers turned her down as too young, but one of them took an interest and introduced her to an agent in New York. Spears spent the next three years studying at the Professional Performing Arts School, and also appeared in several television commercials and off-Broadway plays. At 11, she returned to The New Mickey Mouse Club for a second audition, and this time made the cut. Although her fellow Mouseketeers included an impressive array of future stars -- NSYNC's Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez, Christina Aguilera, and Felicity actress Keri Russell -- the show was canceled after Spears' second season. She returned to New York at age 15 and set about auditioning for pop bands and recording demo tapes, one of which eventually landed her a deal with Jive Records.

Spears entered the studio with top writer/producers like Eric Foster White (Boyzone, Whitney Houston, Backstreet Boys) and Max Martin (Ace of Base, Backstreet Boys, NSYNC). In late 1998, Jive released her debut single, the Martin-penned "...Baby One More Time." Powered by its video, in which Spears and a troupe of dancers were dressed as Catholic-school jailbait, the single shot to the top of the Billboard charts. When Spears' debut album of the same title was released in early 1999, it entered the charts at number one and stayed there for six weeks. Once the ubiquitous lead single died down, the album kept spinning off hits: the Top Ten "(You Drive Me) Crazy," the near-Top 20 ballad "Sometimes," and the Top 20 "From the Bottom of My Broken Heart." By the end of 1999, ...Baby One More Time had sold ten million copies, and went on to sell a good three million more on top of that. Its success touched off a wave of young pop divas that included Christina Aguilera, Pink, Jessica Simpson, and Mandy Moore. Spears was a superstar, drooled over in countless magazines, including a Rolling Stone cover that prompted immediate speculation about the still-17 year old having gotten breast implants.

By the time ...Baby One More Time finally started to lose steam on the singles and album charts, Spears was ready to release her follow-up. Oops!...I Did It Again appeared in the spring of 2000, and the title track was an instant smash, racing into the Top Ten. The album entered the charts at number one and sold over a million copies in its first week of release, setting a new record for single-week sales by a female artist. Follow-up singles included "Lucky," the gold-selling "Stronger," and "Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know," which was co-written by country diva Shania Twain and her producer Mutt Lange. A year after its release, Oops!...I Did It Again had sold over nine million copies. Rumors that Spears was dating N Sync heartthrob (and fellow ex-Mouseketeer) Justin Timberlake were eventually confirmed, which only added to the media attention lavished on her.


For her next album, Spears looked ahead to a not-so-distant future when both she and much of her audience would be growing up. Released in late 2001, Britney tried to present the singer as a more mature young woman, and was accompanied by mild hints that her personal life wasn't always completely puritanical. It became her third straight album to debut at number one, although this time around the singles weren't as successful; "I'm a Slave 4 U," "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman," and "Overprotected" all missed the Top Ten. In early 2002, Spears' feature-film debut, Crossroads, hit theaters, but its commercial performance was somewhat disappointing; moreover, her romance with Timberlake fizzled not long after. Spears next made a cameo appearance in Mike Myers' Austin Powers: Goldmember, and contributed a remix of "Boys" to the soundtrack. Meanwhile, sales of Britney stalled at four million copies, perhaps in part because a new breed of teenage female singer/songwriters, like Michelle Branch and Avril Lavigne, was emerging as an alternative to the highly packaged teen queens. Spears took a break from recording and performing for several months, and began work on a new album in early 2003. The results, In the Zone, reflected a wish to be taken seriously as a mature (though still highly sexualized) adult. Predictably, it topped the charts and launched several singles into orbit, including the musically adventurous "Toxic," "Everytime," and "Me Against the Music."

In the Zone hit number one on the Billboard 200, and "Toxic" snagged a Grammy for Best Dance Recording. But by 2004 there were no longer any illusions of Britney's personal life being all wholesome candy canes and kisses. First there was the star's bizarre two-day marriage to childhood friend Jason Alexander, followed by the controversial, highly sexualized Onyx Hotel tour, which was eventually canceled (allegedly because of a knee injury) despite positive financial numbers. Starbucks and cigarettes were Britney's constant accessories in the endless paparazzi photos, and the revelation of her relationship with former backup dancer Kevin Federline made the tabloids even more ravenous. Spears and Federline married in September and were tabloid regulars in the months after the ceremony. (A photo of a barefoot Britney leaving a dingy gas station bathroom made the Internet rounds.) The couple also starred in Chaotic, a UPN reality show consisting mostly of their own home videos that was met with howls from the critics and blogs.

2005 was no less eventful for Spears. She released Greatest Hits: My Prerogative that January, but it was the announcement of her pregnancy that really garnered the headlines. Sean Preston Federline was born in September, and a bidding war ensued for first rights to the baby photos. As the hubbub surrounding Sean's birth continued, Britney released a remix album just in time for the holiday season. In 2006,Spears discovered she was pregnant again; shortly after the birth of her second son, Jayden James Federline, she divorced Federline. Early in 2007, Spears went to Malibu, CA's Promises Treatment Center; when she left, she began working on her comeback album and performed a few small shows at House of Blues locations in Los Angeles, San Diego, Anaheim, and Las Vegas that May. Later that summer, however, plans to release an album were pushed back to 2008. Steve Huey, All Music Guide

 

Name: Jonny Wilkinson
Full Name: Jonathan Peter Wilkinson
Character: Sportsman, Rugby Player






Jonny Wilkinson was born May 25, 1979 in Frimley, Surrey. He is a wonderful rugby player and he plays for England National Team. Wilkinson became one of the world’s best rugby players durin the Rugby World Cup 2003. He scored the winning drop goal against Australia in the last minute of extra time. Wilkinson toured twice with the British and Irish Lions in 2001 and 2005, scoring 44 Test points in the 5 Lions test matches he has started. Now (2007) he plays for Newcastle Falcons in the Guinness Premiership.

You may reach Jonny Wilkinson articles www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/columnists/jonny_wilkinson/

 


Character: TV Series Character
TV Series: Lost
Full Name: James Ford
Portrayed by: Josh Holloway

My Comment:
I like this guy. He is always flippant and quip. Perhaps he is not as brainy as Jack or as sapient as John Locke but he has simple but practical solutions for various problems.

 

Character: TV Series Character
TV Series: Prison Break
Portrayed by: Dominic Purcell
Alias: Link the Sink
Back number: 79238
Location: At Large (Panama)
Crime: First degree murder (Exonerated) Aggravated discharge of firearm (Exonerated)
Sentence: Death by electrocution
Time left on sentence: Exonorated
Family: Aldo Burrows (father) (deceased), Christina Rose Scofield (mother) (deceased), LJ Burrows (son), Michael Scofield (brother)
Relationships: Lisa Rix (ex-girlfriend)(deceased), Veronica Donovan (ex-girlfriend) (deceased)

 


Name: Scarlett O'Hara
Character: Novel Character, Movie Character, TV Series Character

Nickname(s) : Scarlett
Full Name: Katie Scarlett O'Hara Hamilton Kennedy Butler
Gender Female
Date of birth: 1844

Spouse(s): Charles Hamilton, Frank Kennedy, Rhett Butler
Children: Wade Hampton Hamilton, Ella Lorena Kennedy, Eugenia Victoria "Bonnie" Butler, Katie "Cat" O'Hara
Relatives: Gerald O'Hara (father), Ellen Robillard (mother), Suellen O'Hara (sister), Careen O'Hara (sister), Gerald O'Hara Jr. (deceased brother)

Scarlett O'Hara of French-Irish ancestry is the protagonist in Margaret Mitchell's 1936 novel Gone with the Wind and in the later film of the same name. She also is the main character in the 1970 musical Scarlett and the 1991 book Scarlett, a sequel to Gone with the Wind that was written by Alexandra Ripley and adapted for a television mini-series in 1994.

 

Character: Movie Character, Novel Character
Movie/Novel: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Portrayed by: Humphrey Bogart

John Huston's masterpiece about what "gold does to men's souls" captures the moral complexity and mordant irony of B. Traven's classic novel. "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" follows the fortunes of three down-and-out American prospectors searching for treasure in Mexico. Humphrey Bogart's scruffy, venal Fred C. Dobbs becomes consumed with greed, lacking the decency of Tim Holt's character or the wisdom of the grizzled old-timer played by Walter Huston (the director's father). The picaresque milieu of flophouses, saloons, desert trails, and makeshift mine shafts is vividly rendered by the director and cinematographer Ted McCord. Both Hustons won Oscars for their work in this timeless reflection of the dark side of human nature.


"You can't catch me sleepin'... Don't you ever believe that. I'm not that dumb. The day you try to put anything over on me will be a costly one for both of you... Any more lip out of ya and I'll pull off and let ya have it. If ya know what's good for ya, ya won't monkey around with Fred C. Dobbs!"

Reference: www.fredsociety.com

 

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The 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time
(according to Premiere in 2004)


1. Vito Corleone of The Godfather
2. Fred C. Dobbs of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
3. Scarlett O'Hara of Gone With the Wind
4. Norman Bates of Psycho
5. James Bond of Dr. No
6. Annie Hall of Annie Hall
7. Indiana Jones of Raiders of the Lost Ark
8. Ellen Ripley of Alien
9. Jeff Spicoli of Fast Times at Ridgemont High
10. Gollum of Lord of the Rings
11. Margo Channing of All About Eve
12. Charles Foster Kane of Citizen Kane
13. Atticus Finch of To Kill a Mockingbird
14. Randle McMurphy of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
15. Hannibal Lecter of The Silence of the Lambs
16. Robin Hood of The Adventures of Robin Hood
17. Dorothy Gale of The Wizard of Oz
18. Carl Spackler of Caddyshack
19. Rick Blaine of Casablanca
20. Virgil Tibbs of In the Heat of the Night
21. Susan Vance of Bringing up Baby
22. Travis Bickle of Taxi Driver
23. Eathan Edwards of The Searchers
24. The Little Tramp of Mabel's Strange Predicament
25. Gordon Gekko of Wall Street
26. E.T. of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
27. Marge Gunderson of Fargo
28. Captain Quint of Jaws
29. Daphne/Jerry of Some Like it Hot
30. King Kong of King Kong
31. Norma Desmond of Sunset Boulevard
32. Holly Golightly of Breakfast at Tiffany's
33. Ratso Rizzo of Midnight Cowboy
34. Bonnie Parker of Bonnie and Clyde
35. Dr. Evil of Austin Powers
36. Alex Forrest of Fatal Attraction
37. Jake Gittes of Chinatown
38. Willy Wonka of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
39. Michael Dorsey/Dorthy Michaels of Tootsie
40. The Terminator of The Terminator
41. Jane Craig of Broadcast News
42. "Dirty" Harry Callahan of Dirty Harry
43. Forrest Gump of Forrest Gump
44. Jules Winnfield of Pulp Fiction
45. Mary Poppins of Mary Poppins
46. John McClane of Die Hard
47. Mrs. Robinson of The Graduate
48. John "Bluto" Blutarsky of Animal House
49. Chance the Gardener of Being There
50. Blondie of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
51. Freddy Krueger of A Nightmare on Elm Street
52. Howard Beale of Network
53. Ninotchka of Ninotchka
54. Frank Booth of Blue Velvet
55. The Dude of The Big Lebowski
56. Alan Swann of My Favorite Year
57. Tom Powers of The Public Enemy
58. Phyliss Dietrichson of Double Indemnity
59. Lt. Kilgore of Apocalypse Now
60. George Bailey of It's a Wonderful Life
61. J.J. Hunsecker of Sweet Smell of Success
62. John Shaft of Shaft
63. Carrie White of Carrie
64. Rocky Balboa of Rocky
65. Edward Scissorhands of Edward Scissorhands
66. Navin Johnson of The Jerk
67. Inspector Clouseau of The Pink Panther
68. Alex DeLarge of A Clockwork Orange
69. Terry Malloy of On the Waterfront
70. Judy Benjamin of Private Benjamin
71. Rev. Harry Powell of The Night of the Hunter
72. Lloyd Dobler of Say Anything
73. Norma Rae of Norma Rae
74. Tony Montana of Scarface
75. Dr. Strangelove of Dr. Strangelove
76. Tony Manero of Saturday Night Fever
77. Annie Wilkes of Misery
78. "Mad" Max Rockatansky of Mad Max
79. Hans Beckert of M
80. Sam Spade of The Maltese Falcon
81. Aurora Greenway of Terms of Endearment
82. Jack Torrance of The Shining
83. William Cutting of Gangs of New York
84. Darth Vader of Star Wars
85. Stanley Kowalski of A Streetcar Named Desire
86. Melanie Daniels of The Birds
87. Captain Jack Sparrow of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
88. Raymond Babbitt of Rain Man
89. Sandy Olsson of Grease
90. John Malkovich of Being John Malkovich
91. Mrs. Iselin of The Manchurian Candidate
92. Dil of The Crying Game
93. Harry Lime of The Third Man
94. Rose Sayer of The African Queen
95. Oda Mae Brown of Ghost
96. Tommy DeVito of GoodFellas
97. Ace Ventura of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
98. Antoine Doinel of The 400 Blows
99. Kevin McCallister of Home Alone
100. Roger "Verbal" Kint of The Usual Suspects

 


Full Name: Vito Carleone
Character: Movie Character, Novel Character
Movie: The Godfather
Novel: The Godfather
Aliases: The Godfather, The Don

Birth: 7 December 1892
Death: 28 July 1955 (age 64)

Family: Corleone Family
Spouse(s): Carmella Corleone
Children: Sonny Corleone, Fredo Corleone, Michael Corleone, Connie Corleone, Tom Hagen (adopted)

 


All you need is a hat a cane and a moustache…

From Lucille Ball to Brigitte Bardot…from Billy West to Robert Downey Jr and France’s Gad Elmaleh… children who love his films or his walk: people have often dressed up as The Little Tramp.

To mark the new design of our website and the 30th anniversary of Chaplin’s death, we thought it could be fun to launch a competition for the best picture of someone dressed as Chaplin. We don’t mean professional look-alikes, but you, your children, your grandmother!

Almost 90 years ago, Mary Thurman (actress) had the chance to wear the real costume of The Little Tramp…

Subscribe or if you’ve already signed up, login, it entitles you to upload your images and/or to vote since users of the site are the only judges of the competition

Competition deadline: December 25th 2007


You should go to : www.charliechaplin.com for the competition

 


1. A Countess from Hong Kong (1967)
.... An old steward
2. A King in New York (1957)
.... King Shahdov
3. Limelight (1952)
.... Calvero
4. Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
.... Henri Verdoux
5. The Great Dictator (1940)
.... Adenoid Hynkel (Dictator of Tomania)/A Jewish Barber
6. Modern Times (1936) (as Charlie Chaplin)
.... A factory worker
7. City Lights (1931) (as Charlie Chaplin) .... A Tramp
8. The Circus (1928) (as Charlie Chaplin) .... A Tramp
9. Camille (1926/II) .... Mike
10. The Gold Rush (1925) .... The Lone Prospector
11. A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (1923) (uncredited) .... Porter
12. The Pilgrim (1923) .... The Pilgrim
13. Pay Day (1922/I) .... Laborer
14. Nice and Friendly (1922) .... Tramp
15. The Idle Class (1921) .... Tramp and Husband
16. The Nut (1921) (uncredited) .... Chaplin impersonator
17. The Kid (1921) .... Tramp
18. A Day's Pleasure (1919) .... Father
19. Sunnyside (1919) .... Farm handyman
20. The Professor (1919) .... Professor Bosco
21. Shoulder Arms (1918) .... Recruit
22. The Bond (1918) .... Charlie
23. Triple Trouble (1918) .... The Janitor
24. A Dog's Life (1918) .... Tramp
25. The Adventurer (1917/I) .... The Convict
26. The Immigrant (1917) .... Immigrant
27. The Cure (1917) .... The Inebriate
28. Easy Street (1917) .... The Derelict
29. The Rink (1916) .... A Waiter. Posing as Sir Cecil Seltzer
30. Behind the Screen (1916) .... David (Goliath's assistant)
31. The Pawnshop (1916) .... Pawnshop assistant
32. The Count (1916) .... Tailor's apprentice
33. One A.M. (1916) .... Drunk
34. The Vagabond (1916) .... Street Musician
35. The Fireman (1916) .... Fireman
36. The Floorwalker (1916) .... Tramp
37. Burlesque on Carmen (1916) .... Darn Hosiery
38. Police (1916) .... Charlie, Convict 999
39. Burlesque on Carmen (1915) .... Darn Hosiery
40. A Night in the Show (1915) .... Mr. Pest and Mr. Rowdy
41. Shanghaied (1915) .... Tramp
42. The Bank (1915) .... Charlie, a Janitor
43. A Woman (1915) .... Gentleman/'Nora Nettlerash'
44. Work (1915) .... Izzy A. Wake's assistant
45. His Regeneration (1915) (uncredited) .... A customer
46. By the Sea (1915) .... Stroller
47. The Tramp (1915) .... Tramp
48. A Jitney Elopement (1915) .... Suitor, the Fake Count
49. In the Park (1915) .... Charlie
50. The Champion (1915) .... Challenger
51. A Night Out (1915/I) .... Reveller
52. His New Job (1915) .... Film Extra
53. His Prehistoric Past (1914) .... Weakchin
54. Getting Acquainted (1914) .... Mr. Sniffels
55. Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914) .... Charlie, City Slicker
56. His Trysting Place (1914) .... Clarence, the Husband
57. His Musical Career (1914) .... Charlie, Piano Mover
58. Gentlemen of Nerve (1914) .... Mr. Wow-Woe, Track Fanatic
59. Dough and Dynamite (1914) .... Pierre, a Waiter
60. Those Love Pangs (1914) .... Masher
61. The New Janitor (1914) .... Janitor
62. The Rounders (1914) .... Reveller
63. His New Profession (1914) .... Charlie
64. The Masquerader (1914/I) .... Film Actor/Beautiful Stranger
65. Recreation (1914) .... Tramp
66. The Face on the Bar Room Floor (1914) .... Artist
67. The Property Man (1914) .... The Property Man
68. Laughing Gas (1914) .... Dentist's Assistant
69. Mabel's Married Life (1914) .... Mabel's Husband
70. Mabel's Busy Day (1914) .... Tipsy Nuisance
71. The Knockout (1914) .... Referee
72. Her Friend the Bandit (1914) .... Bandit
73. The Fatal Mallet (1914) .... Suitor
74. A Busy Day (1914) .... Wife
75. Caught in the Rain (1914) .... Tipsy Hotel Guest
76. Caught in a Cabaret (1914) .... Waiter
77. Twenty Minutes of Love (1914) .... Pickpocket
78. Mabel at the Wheel (1914) .... Villain
79. The Star Boarder (1914/II) .... The Star Boarder
80. Cruel, Cruel Love (1914) .... Lord Helpus/Mr. Dovey
81. His Favorite Pastime (1914) .... Drunken masher
82. Tango Tangles (1914) .... Tipsy Dancer
83. A Film Johnnie (1914) .... The Film Johnnie
84. Between Showers (1914) .... Masher
85. Mabel's Strange Predicament (1914) .... Tramp
86. Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914) .... Tramp
87. Making a Living (1914) .... Swindler

 



Full Name: Charles Spencer Chaplin, Jr.
Birth: 16 April 1889 - Walworth, London, England
Death: 25 December 1977 (aged 88) - Vevey, Switzerland

Spouse(s): Mildred Harris (1918-20), Lita Grey (1924-28), Paulette Goddard(1936-42), Oona Chaplin (1943-77)

 

Yu Hao (fl. 970 AD) was an eminent Chinese architect during the Song Dynasty period (960-1279).

Yu Hao was given the title of Master-Carpenter (Du Liao Jiang), for his architectural skill. He wrote the Mu Jing (Timberwork Manual) when he was active sometime between 965 to 995, considered an important piece of classical Chinese architectural literature, and although it no longer survives, Shen Kuo quoted from it.[2] In 989, his design and architectural engineering work culminated in the construction of the Kai-Bao Pagoda, a wooden Chinese pagoda of medieval Kaifeng (the Northern Song's capital city). The pagoda was lost in a 1040 lightning conflagration, while the now famous Iron Pagoda of Kaifeng was rebuilt on the same spot in 1049, constructed out of brick and stone to resist arson and lightning fires.

 


What does Leonardo say? Can we understand him?

“A well-spent day brings happy sleep”

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."

“There are three classes of people: those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.”

“Art is never finished, only abandoned.”

“Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art”

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”

 

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